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used in Gone with the Wind

10 uses
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the act of lying to or misleading someone; or something that misleads
  • Frequently she flared into open wrath under his expert baiting, for she had Gerald's Irish temper along with the deceptive sweetness of face she had inherited from Ellen.
    2.12 (22% in)
  • Scarlett clapped her hands dutifully with the rest and, as the soldiers pushed forward toward the punch and lemonade booths after they were dismissed, she turned to Melanie, feeling that she had better begin her deception about the Cause as soon as possible.
    2.9 (49% in)
  • His voice was deceptively smooth, almost silky, but she did not notice.
    4.34 (70% in)
  • Just how early in his married life Frank learned of the deception Scarlett had used in marrying him, no one ever knew.
    4.36 (16% in)
  • I wonder if anyone but me realizes what goes on in that head back of your deceptively sweet face.
    4.36 (57% in)
  • But they did not seem so beautiful when dragged to the light by Rhett, especially in that deceptively smooth voice that covered sarcasm.
    4.36 (66% in)
  • Scarlett thought of Will, lank, unimpressive, mild, eternally chewing a straw, his whole appearance deceptively devoid of energy, like that of most Crackers.
    4.40 (71% in)
  • "Miss Melly, I've come to ask a very great favor of you and," he smiled and his mouth twisted down, "to enlist your aid in a deception from which I know you will shrink."
    5.57 (16% in)
  • A—deception?
    5.57 (16% in)
  • But where does the deception come in?
    5.57 (26% in)

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